Recipes for Two: 18 Flex Dinners for the Nutrisystem Partner Plan

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Filet Mignon with Mushroom Cream Sauce

You can save this one for a special occasion! Two five-ounce filets are smothered in a rich-tasting mushroom cream sauce made weight loss-friendly with light butter and light half-and-half. Serve with a side of grilled or roasted asparagus or green beans for an elegant meal. Want to add a SmartCarb? Try a baked sweet potato on the side. Yum!

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Filet Mignon with Mushroom Cream Sauce

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Sweet and Sour Chicken

Chinese restaurant dishes can be surprisingly high in fat, sodium and calories. Try a lightened up version of your favorite order at home! Pineapple juice, low-sodium soy sauce and rice vinegar are the secret ingredients that bring the sweet and sour to this iconic chicken dish. Since there’s mincing and chopping, this easy recipe lends itself to some teamwork.

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Sweet and Sour Chicken

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Sweet and Savory Spaghetti Squash Bowl

A great choice for “meatless Monday,” this entrée combines strands of spaghetti squash, sweet potatoes, goat cheese and honey with cinnamon and sage. At only 288 calories per serving, this “veggies as good as dessert” dinner fits perfectly into your Partner plan. You can add a PowerFuel with shredded chicken.

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Sweet and Savory Spaghetti Squash Bowl

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Turkey Stuffed Acorn Squash

For fans of sweet and savory, this is your go-to meal. The sweet acorn squash, roasted in the oven, becomes the bowl into which you place cooked ground turkey crumbles, a blend of onions, garlic and cherry tomatoes, then top with spinach leaves sautéed with basil and mozzarella chunks. Yum. It sounds decadent, but it’s only 356 calories per serving.

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Turkey Stuffed Acorn Squash

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Mahi Mahi with Pineapple Mango Salsa

You’re going to love this tropical salsa on fresh mahi mahi, a mild tasting fish with a firm texture that can handle grilling (which you can substitute for the skillet in this recipe). The salsa is a combo or diced pineapple, mango, red onions, jalapeno and cilantro. The fish cooks up in less than 10 minutes so it’s a quick after-work dinner. Enjoy it with a side of grilled pineapple to add a SmartCarb.

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Mahi Mahi with Pineapple Mango Salsa

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Seared Scallops in Saffron Cream Sauce

The secret to perfect scallops? Quick cooking! Otherwise these sweet, tender mollusks take on the texture of rubber. This also makes them a quick meal to throw together. They’re flavored with saffron, which has a subtly sweet floral taste. Light butter and light half-and-half make the sauce Nutrisystem-friendly. Serve with Pumpkin Risotto for another PowerFuel, SmartCarb and Extra.

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Seared Scallops in Saffron Cream Sauce

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One Pan Greek Fish and Vegetables

Olives, savory and briny, bring some earthy umami to tender, mild-tasting white fish such as tilapia, flounder, cod or halibut. There’s also a dressing of Mediterranean herbs, oregano and rosemary, made with two tablespoons of olive oil. Chickpeas, grape tomatoes and red onions round out the meal which comes it at only 364 calories per serving. It’s up to you if you want to shout, “Opa!” after you’ve tasted it.

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One Pan Greek Fish and Vegetables dinner for two

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Crispy Salmon with Pomegranate Salsa

This unusual salsa, combining pomegranate seeds and pomegranate molasses with jalapeno, red onion, jicama, cilantro and lime, will give you a pop in every bite of the crispy salmon. (A few minutes under the broiler will crisp the top of the fish.) Full of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat, this salmon dinner for two is only 232 calories. You can add a SmartCarb like seasoned quinoa or brown rice.

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Crispy Salmon with Pomegranate Salsa

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Teriyaki Chicken Sushi Burrito

In this unusual dish, Mexican goes Japanese with delicious results. Instead of a tortilla, you use nori, a wrap made from dried seaweed that’s used to make sushi rolls. Quinoa takes the place of rice and shredded cooked chicken flavored with teriyaki sauce substitutes for raw fish, with avocado and asparagus spears taking up their usual place in this roll. Double up the chicken for another PowerFuel.

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two Teriyaki Chicken Sushi Burrito dinners

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Shrimp Stuffed Fish

Shrimp makes a nice surprise wrapped inside your choice of tender white fish. Especially since it’s coated in a delicious, creamy sauce made from low-fat cream cheese, onion, garlic, parsley and fresh ground black pepper. Rolled up in a piece of your favorite mild-tasting fish, it’s baked in the oven and covered in a decadent sauce. Enjoy it with a non-starchy veggie and a SmartCarb like spinach and brown rice.

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two Shrimp Stuffed Fish dinner plates

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Spicy Inside Out Cheeseburger

Sometimes you’re just in the mood for a burger. Made with lean ground beef, ours is mixed with Worcestershire sauce, jalapeno pepper, smoked paprika, red pepper flakes and pepper. It’s shaped into four thin patties, two of which are mounded with shredded reduced-fat pepper jack cheese and covered by the remaining patties. Cook them on the grill or stovetop, then tuck them into whole grain sandwich thins with toppings.

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two Spicy Inside Out Cheeseburger dinners

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Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks

Three cheers for the air fryer. Finally, crispy “fried” chicken is back on the menu. Since you use far less oil in an air fryer, you get all of the flavor and texture and none of the unhealthy stuff. These skinless drumsticks are coated in Cajun seasoning and marinated for 30 minutes. Then it’s into the air fryer basket to cook for 15 minutes. You can double the chicken for more protein and add a SmartCarb like air fryer fries.

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Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks

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Salmon Burger with Herb Cream Sauce

Grind five ounces of uncooked salmon in a food processor, then mix with paprika, garlic powder, cayenne and black pepper. Form two patties and broil on high for three minutes. The lunch-sized burgers are served on whole wheat buns with an herb cream spread made from reduced fat cream cheese, nonfat Greek yogurt, lemon juice, fresh dill and fresh parsley. Double up the salmon for another PowerFuel.

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Salmon Burger with Herb Cream Sauce

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Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Haddock

Imagine being able to have breaded fried fish while on a weight loss plan. You don’t have to imagine. In this easy 12-minute recipe, flour and panko crumbs coat eight ounces of haddock which is seasoned with lemon pepper then popped into the air fryer for the crispy magic to happen. Each four-ounce serving is only 232 calories. You can add another PowerFuel by topping it with cheese.

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Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Haddock

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Carrot and Zucchini Noodle Pad Thai

Invest in a spiralizer so you can enjoy “pasta” guilt-free. This handy tool can turn carrots and zucchini into “noodles,” which form the base of this Thai-inspired meal. Sesame oil, rice vinegar, low-sodium soy sauce, chili garlic sauce, honey and red chili flakes add big flavor to the shrimp, bean sprouts, green onions and eggs. The dish is topped with peanuts, cilantro and lime. Add a SmartCarb with some whole wheat soba noodles.

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Carrot and Zucchini Noodle Pad Thai

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Eggplant Margherita Pizza

When can you ever have four pieces of pizza on a weight loss plan? With this recipe you can. The reason: It uses sliced baked eggplant rounds as a crust. Top them with some low-sugar marinara, part-skim mozzarella and whole or shredded basil leaves. Result: gooey, bubbly cheese and a whole lot of flavor. You can add more protein with a PowerFuel like shredded chicken. Craving a SmartCarb? Enjoy it over some whole wheat pasta.

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Eggplant Margherita Pizza

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Blackened Fish Sandwich

Cod filets are seasoned with Cajun seasoning, then set to sizzle in a skillet. The next step is to sauté some red cabbage until tender. Assemble your sandwich on whole wheat hamburger buns, then top with a mixture of plain nonfat Greek yogurt and sriracha and mixed greens. Feel free to add another PowerFuel like cheese or extra Greek yogurt.

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Blackened Fish Sandwich

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Crunchy Turkey Taco Wrap

A crunchy tostada in the center of the soft wrap will give your Taco Tuesday some snap, and that doesn’t even take into account the perfectly seasoned ground turkey topped with sour cream, lettuce, tomato and cheese that fills this delicious Mexican-inspired meal. Pump up the protein with another PowerFuel by adding more chicken and cheese.

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Crunchy Turkey Taco Wrap

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Dinner for two? Come this way and you’ll find 18 restaurant worthy meals for two people on the Nutrisystem Partner Plan.

You’re smart to not take this weight loss journey solo. Research has found that people who start a weight loss plan with a buddy are more likely to lose weight and keep it off. Add these recipes to your “dinner for two” repertoire and celebrate your weight loss together.

Dinner for two? Come this way. On our menu, you’ll find 18 restaurant worthy meals for two people that are designed to serve you and your weight loss partner on the Nutrisystem Partner Plan.

You’re smart to not take this weight loss journey solo. Research has found that people who start a weight loss plan with a buddy are more likely to lose weight and keep it off. Add these recipes to your “dinner for two” repertoire and celebrate your weight loss together.

1. Filet Mignon with Mushroom Cream Sauce >

Filet Mignon with Mushroom Cream Sauce

Calories per Serving: 433

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 2 PowerFuels, 3 Extras and ½ Vegetable

You can save this for a special occasion or serve it up just because you deserve something special on a plain old weeknight. Two 5-ounce filets are smothered in a rich-tasting mushroom cream sauce made weight loss-friendly with light butter and light half-and-half. Serve with a side of grilled or roasted asparagus or green beans for an elegant meal. Only 433 calories a serving, this fancy meal is worthy of a date night or celebration! Want to add a SmartCarb? Try a baked sweet potato on the side. Yum!

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2. Sweet and Sour Chicken >

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Calories per Serving: 440

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb, 2 PowerFuels, 3 Extras and 1 Vegetable

Chinese restaurant dishes can be surprisingly high in fat and sodium—and, consequently, calories. But they’re back on the menu if you make your favorites yourself. Pineapple juice, low-sodium soy sauce and rice vinegar are the secret ingredients that bring the sweet and sour to this iconic chicken dish (the dollop of ketchup might surprise you too!). Since there’s mincing, chopping and sauce-making, this easy recipe lends itself to you and your partner cooking together.

3. Sweet and Savory Spaghetti Squash Bowl >

Sweet and Savory Spaghetti Squash Bowl

Calories per Serving: 288

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb, 1 PowerFuel, 3 Extras and 1 Vegetable

A great choice for “meatless Monday,” this entrée combines cooked strands of spaghetti squash, sweet potato cubes, creamy goat cheese and honey with cinnamon and sage. You might want to cook your squash in advance and have it ready for this meal which will then cook up quickly in a skillet. At only 288 calories per serving, this “veggies as good as dessert” dinner for two fits perfectly into your weight loss plan. You can add a PowerFuel with shredded chicken.

4. Turkey Stuffed Acorn Squash >

two Turkey Stuffed Acorn Squash meals for dinner

Calories per Serving: 356

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb, 2 PowerFuels, 1 Extra and 1 Vegetable

For fans of sweet and savory, this is your go-to dinner for two. The sweet acorn squash, roasted in the oven, becomes the bowl into which you place cooked ground turkey crumbles, a blend of onions, garlic and cherry tomatoes, then top with spinach leaves sautéed with basil and mozzarella chunks. Yum. It sounds decadent, but it’s only 356 calories per serving.

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5. Mahi Mahi with Pineapple Mango Salsa >

Mahi Mahi with Pineapple Mango Salsa

Calories per Serving: 182

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 PowerFuel and 2 Extras

You’re going to want to make extra salsa so you can have it on other dishes, like grilled chicken. But you’re going to love it on fresh mahi mahi, a mild tasting fish with a firm texture that can handle grilling (which you can substitute for the skillet in this recipe). The salsa is a combo or diced pineapple and mango, red onions, jalapeno and cilantro. The fish cooks up in less than 10 minutes so it’s a quick after-work dinner for two. Enjoy it with a side of grilled pineapple to add a SmartCarb.

6. Seared Scallops in Saffron Cream Sauce >

Seared Scallops in Saffron Cream Sauce

Calories per Serving: 115

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 PowerFuel and 2 Extras

The secret to perfect scallops? Quick cooking! Otherwise these sweet, tender mollusks take on the texture of rubber. This also makes them a quick dinner for two to throw together in a flash. They’re flavored with saffron, which has a subtly sweet floral taste, and is readily available in your supermarket spice section. Light butter and light half-and-half make the sauce 100 percent Nutrisystem-friendly. After all, one serving is only 115 calories! Serve with Pumpkin Risotto for another PowerFuel, SmartCarb and Extra.

7. One Pan Greek Fish and Vegetables >

One Pan Greek Fish and Vegetables dinner for two

Calories per Serving: 364

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb, 2 PowerFuels, 1 Vegetable and 2 Extras

To get in the mood for a culinary trip to Greece, play the theme from “Zorba the Greek” while whipping up this one-pan meal. What makes it Greek? Olives, savory and briny, that bring some earthy umami to tender, mild-tasting white fish such as tilapia, flounder, cod or halibut. There’s also a dressing of Mediterranean herbs, oregano and rosemary, made with two tablespoons of olive oil. Chickpeas, grape tomatoes and red onions round out the meal which comes it at only 364 calories per serving. It’s up to you if you want to shout, “Opa!” after you’ve tasted it.

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8. Crispy Salmon with Pomegranate Salsa >

Crispy Salmon with Pomegranate Salsa

Calories per Serving: 232

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 2 PowerFuels and 2 Extras

This unusual salsa, combining pomegranate seeds and pomegranate molasses with jalapeno, red onion, jicama, cilantro and lime, will give you a pop in every bite of the crispy salmon. (A few minutes under the broiler will crisp the top of the fish.) Full of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat, this salmon dinner for two is only 232 calories. You can add a SmartCarb like seasoned quinoa or brown rice

9. Teriyaki Chicken Sushi Burrito >

two Teriyaki Chicken Sushi Burritos for dinner

Calories per Serving: 291

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb, 1 PowerFuel and 2 Extras

In this unusual dish, Mexican goes Japanese with delicious results. Instead of a burrito wrap, you use traditional sushi nori, a wrap made from dried seaweed that’s used to make sushi rolls. Quinoa takes the place of rice and shredded cooked chicken flavored with teriyaki sauce substitutes for raw fish, with avocado and asparagus spears taking up their usual place in this roll, which you can easily make by laying your sushi nori on a sheet of plastic wrap and rolling it up. One roll is one serving at 291 calories. Double up the chicken for another PowerFuel.

10. Shrimp Stuffed Fish >

two Shrimp Stuffed Fish meals for dinner

Calories per Serving: 228

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 ½ PowerFuel and 2 Extras

Shrimp makes a nice surprise wrapped inside your choice of tender white fish. Especially since it’s coated in a delicious, creamy sauce made from low-fat cream cheese, onion, garlic, parsley and fresh ground black pepper. Rolled up in a piece of flounder or sole (or your favorite mild-tasting fish), it’s baked in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes, covered by a sauce made with light butter, lemon juice, minced garlic and parsley. Enjoy it with a non-starchy veggie and a SmartCarb like spinach and brown rice.

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11. Spicy Inside Out Cheeseburger >

two Spicy Inside Out Cheeseburgers for dinner

Calories per Serving: 353

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 2 PowerFuels, 1 SmartCarb and 1 Extra

Sometimes you’re just in the mood for a burger. And this one satisfies. Made with lean grass-fed ground beef, it’s mixed with Worcestershire sauce, jalapeno pepper, smoked paprika, crushed red pepper flakes and ground pepper. Then it’s shaped into four thin patties, two of which are mounded with shredded reduced-fat pepper jack cheese then covered by the remaining patties. You can cook them on the grill or on the stovetop, then tuck them into whole grain sandwich thins and serve them with chunky salsa, lettuce leaves and tomato slices.

12. Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks >

Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks

Calories per Serving: 155

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 PowerFuel and 1 Extra

Three cheers for the air fryer. Finally, crispy “fried” chicken is back on the weight loss menu. Since you use far less oil in an air fryer, you get all of the flavor and texture and none of the unhealthy stuff. These skinless drumsticks are coated in a little bit of olive oil with Cajun seasoning (cayenne pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder and oregano) in which they marinate for 30 minutes. Then it’s into the air fryer basket to cook for 15 minutes or so. You can double the chicken for more protein and add a SmartCarb like air fryer fries.

13. Salmon Burger with Herb Cream Sauce >

Salmon Burger with Herb Cream Sauce

Calories per Serving: 254.5

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb, 1 PowerFuel and 1 Extra

Grind five ounces of uncooked salmon in a food processor, then mix with paprika, garlic powder, cayenne and black pepper. Form two patties and broil on high for three minutes. The lunch-sized burgers are served on whole wheat buns with an herb cream spread made from reduced fat cream cheese, nonfat Greek yogurt, lemon juice, fresh dill and fresh parsley. Double up the salmon for another PowerFuel.

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14. Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Haddock >

Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Haddock

Calories per Serving: 232

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb and 1 PowerFuel

Imagine being able to have breaded fried fish while on a weight loss plan. You don’t have to imagine. In this easy 12-minute recipe, flour and panko crumbs coat eight ounces of haddock which is seasoned with lemon pepper then popped into the air fryer for the crispy magic to happen. Each four-ounce serving is only 232 calories. You can add another PowerFuel by topping it with cheese.

15. Carrot and Zucchini Noodle Pad Thai >

Carrot and Zucchini Noodle Pad Thai

Calories per Serving: 290

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 2 PowerFuels, 2 Vegetables and 2 Extras

Invest in an inexpensive spiralizer so you can enjoy “pasta” guilt-free any time you want. This handy kitchen tool can turn veggies—carrots and zucchini in this case—into “noodles” which form the basis of this Thai-inspired shrimp and veggie meal. You simply spiralize carrots and zucchini then sauté them in flavorful sesame oil. Follow up by sautéing 6 ounces of shrimp with garlic in sesame oil. The shellfish and noodles are tossed with a sauce of rice vinegar, low-sodium soy sauce, chili garlic sauce, honey and red chili flakes along with bean sprouts, sautéed green onions and scrambled eggs. The dish is topped with peanuts, cilantro and a squeeze of lime. Add a SmartCarb with some whole wheat soba noodles.

16. Eggplant Margherita Pizza >

Eggplant Margherita Pizza dinner for two

Calories per Serving: 120

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 PowerFuel and 1 Vegetable

When can you ever have four pieces of pizza on a weight loss plan? With this recipe you can. The reason: It uses sliced baked eggplant rounds as a crust. Top them with some low-sugar marinara, part-skim mozzarella and whole or shredded basil leaves, then bake for 15 minutes. Result: gooey, bubbly cheese and a whole lot of flavor. You can add more protein with a PowerFuel like shredded chicken. Craving a SmartCarb? Enjoy the cheesy eggplant slices over some whole wheat pasta.

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17. Blackened Fish Sandwich >

two Blackened Fish Sandwich for dinner

Calories per Serving: 302

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb, 1 PowerFuel, 1 Extra and 1 Vegetable

Cod filets are seasoned with Cajun seasoning, onion powder and pepper, then set to sizzle in a skillet for four minutes in olive oil over medium high heat for four minutes. The next step is to sauté some red cabbage until tender. Assemble your sandwich on whole wheat hamburger buns, then top with a mixture of plain nonfat Greek yogurt and sriracha and mixed greens. Feel free to add another PowerFuel like cheese or extra Greek yogurt.

18. Crunchy Turkey Taco Wrap >

Crunchy Turkey Taco Wrap

Calories per Serving: 235

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb, 1 PowerFuel and 2 Extras

A crunchy tostada in the center of the soft wrap will give your Taco Tuesday some snap, and that doesn’t even take into account the perfectly seasoned ground turkey topped with sour cream, lettuce, tomato and cheese that fills this delicious Mexican-inspired meal. Pump up the protein with another PowerFuel by adding more chicken and cheese.

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